ovipositor(redirected from ovipositors)
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1. A tubular structure, usually concealed but sometimes extending outside the abdomen, with which many female insects deposit eggs.
2. A similar organ of certain fishes and turtles.
1. (Zoology) the egg-laying organ of most female insects, consisting of a pair of specialized appendages at the end of the abdomen
2. (Zoology) a similar organ in certain female fishes, formed by an extension of the edges of the genital opening
o•vi•pos•i•tor(ˌoʊ vəˈpɒz ɪ tər)
1. an organ at the end of the abdomen in certain female insects, through which eggs are deposited.
2. a similar organ in other creatures.
A tube in many female insects that extends from the end of the abdomen and is used to lay eggs.
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